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Manuel Neuer

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Manuel Peter Neuer (German pronunciation: [ˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈnɔʏ.ɐ, -ɛl -]; born 27 March 1986) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for and captains both Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Neuer has been described as a "sweeper-keeper" because of his playing style and speed when rushing off his line to anticipate opponents, going out of the penalty area. He was named the best goalkeeper of the decade from 2011 to 2020 by IFFHS.Neuer started his career at Schalke 04 where he won the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Ligapokal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel Neuer has received more than 7,309,826 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia. Manuel Neuer is the 215th most popular soccer player (up from 349th in 2019), the 1,226th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,458th in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Manuel Neuer ranks 215 out of 16,880Before him are Josip Skoblar, Pedro Cea, Duncan Edwards, René van de Kerkhof, Willy van de Kerkhof, and Yozo Aoki. After him are Arjen Robben, Zbigniew Boniek, Hideo Sakai, Stjepan Bobek, Mauricio Pochettino, and Moacir Barbosa Nascimento.

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Among people born in 1986, Manuel Neuer ranks 7Before him are Lady Gaga, Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, Shia LaBeouf, Drake, and Sergio Ramos. After him are Megan Fox, Mario Mandžukić, Robert Pattinson, Olivier Giroud, Keylor Navas, and Emilia Clarke.

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Among people born in Germany, Manuel Neuer ranks 1,226 out of 6,142Before him are Leo Strauss (1899), Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911), Douglas Sirk (1897), Fabian von Schlabrendorff (1907), Otto II, Duke of Bavaria (1206), and Dieter Rams (1932). After him are Erich Heckel (1883), Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1570), Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1530), Claudia Schiffer (1970), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), and Max Hoffmann (1869).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Manuel Neuer ranks 19Before him are Günter Netzer (1944), Wolfgang Overath (1943), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), Michael Ballack (1976), and Helmut Rahn (1929). After him are Mesut Özil (1988), Helmut Haller (1939), Bert Trautmann (1923), Andreas Brehme (1960), Thomas Tuchel (1973), and Jupp Derwall (1927).

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